Meek Mill and Michael Rubin’s REFORM Alliance are working to provide job opportunities to marginalized communities in the greater Philadelphia area. Hosted at the Wells Fargo Center on June 9, 2022, the event will provide interview and resume building skills, free expungement aid, professional attire and more to attendees. Working alongside the 76ers, Amazon, Fanatics, NAACP Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center, the NBA Social Justice Coalition and other organizations, the event will also offer on-site job interviews.
“Jobs mean strong families, safe communities, and a healthy economy,” REFORM Alliance CEO Robert Rooks said.
“System-impacted people constitute a ready and willing workforce but face significant barriers to employment. With this job fair, we want to empower people with hope, dignity, confidence, and access to opportunity so that they can thrive.”
The daylong event will be specifically geared toward formerly incarcerated people, single parents and veterans because each of these groups has traditionally been marginalized by the job market. According to the REFORM Alliance and Fines and Fees Justice Center’s recent report, two out of every three people on probation make less than $20,000 annually. Furthermore, 40% of that group makes less than $10,000 annually. These income disparities are compounded by Philadelphia’s average unemployment rate, which is 50% higher than the U.S. average. By coming together with a number of organization’s in the area, Meek Mill and Michael Rubin can positively impact many people in the City of Brotherly Love.